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Associated Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Big Tech's Impact on Public Purpose: How Recent Decisions Will Shape Society

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm


The recent decision by Big Tech to ban prominent politicians, including President Donald Trump, and enforce strict content moderation against hate speech, mis/disinformation, and violence is a new precedent that could prove consequential for the future of online speech—and for the future of democracy. 

Join Belfer Center's Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project as it brings together leading experts to discuss the timeliness, constitutionality, and societal implications of Big Tech's latest demonstration of power. 

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    Associated Press

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Special Online Event: Expert Working Group on Government-Tech Partnership to Track COVID-19

    Fri., Apr. 17, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm


    Join the Cyber Project and the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) as we convene tech, government, health, and policy experts in an important discussion on the federal government's efforts to work with tech companies and academia in using citizen data to track and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

    Our main question: How do we get this right--to save lives and preserve privacy and security?

    We will use this discussion to generate policy recommendations for the relevant task force working on this issue within the federal government. 

    The Working Group will feature experts from Harvard Kennedy School, the Belfer Center, and MIT*

    The Honorable Sue Gordon                    Eric Rosenbach

    Juliette Kayyem                                         Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux

    Jim Waldo                                                   Bruce Schneier

    Alex Stamos                                                Kathy Pham

    Robby Mook                                               Dr. Marc Zissman

    Andrew McLaughlin, J.D.                       Jonathan Zittrain

    *Working group still in formation.  Please see full titles of Working Group Members in tab below